GEOGRAPHY UNIT 2

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How many overseas visitors were there in 2003?
3.2 million
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Why is UK popular?
Countryside eg Stone Henge/ Urban areas eg London
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What percentage of overseas visitors annually visit London?
50%
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In 2007, how many people worked in tourism and how much money was made?
1.4 million people/ £114 billion
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What are the 7 external factors that affect tourism and an example for each.
Weather eg wet summers in 2007/World economy eg recessions in early 2000s/Exchange rate/Big events eg Olympics 2012/ Terrorism&conflict eg bombings in 2005/Natural diasters eg Iceland volcanic eruption 2010/ Media Coverage abroad.
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Describe Blackpool's tourism industry in early 1900s.
Primarily, only rich people could go to Blackpool and was attracted by the supposed magic properties of the water. A little later on the railway connected to more densely populated areas so it was cheaper for working class to visit as well.
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Describe Blackpool's tourism industry in 1960s.
Cheap family package holidays introduced that could guarantee sun and good weather. Blackpools tourist industry declined.
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Describe Blackpool's tourism industry from 1990-1999.
Tourist numbers dropped from 17 million to 11 million/ Some hotels only had 25% occupancy/became popular for stag dos and hen dos meaning families where scared off/seen as tacky and rubbish so crime and poverty increased in Blackpool.
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Describe Blackpool's tourism industry in 2001+.
Local council tried to upgrade the facilities eg turned small hotels into holiday flats/More family friendly resorts eg aquamarine/ Upgraded the Blackpool Illuminations/ Tried to build a supercasino but turned down by government.
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Was Blackpool's attempt at rejuvenation successful?
Not very effective/ Still relies on day trippers&those staying 1/2 nights/ Blackpools 'Pleasure Beach' remains most visited attraction in UK but numbers have fallen from 7 million to 6 million/ Blackpool is too big for small solutions/
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Why is UK popular?

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Countryside eg Stone Henge/ Urban areas eg London

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What percentage of overseas visitors annually visit London?

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In 2007, how many people worked in tourism and how much money was made?

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What are the 7 external factors that affect tourism and an example for each.

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